PIBS 503: Research Responsibility & Ethics

Research Responsibility and Ethics (PIBS 503) is taught in fall term with sessions running September – December.

Course materials including case studies and podcast lectures are available online through CANVAS, and discussion will take place in small-group sessions offered at many different times throughout the semester.

NIH mandates 8 hours of discussion to include:
• Fraud, Fabrication, and Plagiarism

• Data Storage, Ownership, and Peer Review

• Animal Use and Care

• Human Subjects Research and IRBs

• Conflict of Interest

• Research in the Global Workplace

• Dual Use Issues

• Face-to-face discussion with PI about ethical practices particular to project/laboratory



Graduate Students: Register for PIBS 503 (1 credit) in Wolverine Access.

Postdoctoral Fellows, K99/K08 Awardees, UROP Students, PREP Scholars, and individuals renewing their training: DO NOT register for the course in Wolverine Access (you will receive a certificate, but not an official grade). Please fill out this form. Contact the course administrator, Michelle DiMondo for questions. Deadline for 2019 enrollment: Oct. 1.


NOTE: PEERRS (the online ethics course for faculty) does NOT satisfy this requirement for students and postdoctoral fellows according to the NIH.